Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Manitoba
History

No. 84


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Charles “Harry” Avery (1883-1945)

Municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 November 1883, son of British immigrants Henry C. Avery and Fannie Young, as a child he attended Norquay School and Aberdeen School.

He was employed with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Active in municipal affairs, he served as a Trustee on the West Kildonan School Board for 25 years, and served also as its Chairman, and was a former President of the Suburban School Trustees Association. He encouraged closer cooperation between home, community, and school, and took a keen interest in student athletics, especially baseball and football. He was also a member of the West Kildonan municipal council.

On 17 September 1907, he married Sarah Graham Smyth (c1882-1969) at Winnipeg. They had seven children: Alice Margaret Avery (1908-1909), Henry Charles Avery, Francis Agnes Avery Peeler (1911-1995), Thomas Wesley Avery (1913-?), Allan Avery, Herbert William Avery (1915-1987), and Florence Irene Avery Parbery (1921-2003). He was a long-time member of the West Kildonan Curling Club.

He died at his West Kildonan home, 310 Forest Avenue, on 21 January 1945 and was buried in Old Kildonan Cemetery. He is commemorated by H. C. Avery Middle School in Winnipeg.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: H. C. Avery School (10 Marigold Bay, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Henry C. Avery dies after lengthy illness,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1945, page 4.

“Henry C. Avery,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1945, page 4.

Obituary [Sara Graham Avery], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1969, page 32.

Obituary [Herbert William Avery], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1987, page 38.

Obituary [Francis Agnes Peeler], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 1996, page C6.

Obituary [Florence Irene Parbery], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 2003, page C13.

We thank Joy Smith for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 December 2014

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.